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High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the latest international standard of video coding under development, has shown a major breakthrough with regards to compression efficiency. But most of the currently published studies were intended to evaluate the overall R-D performance of HEVC in comparison to prior H.264/AVC video coding standard. In this paper, we present sufficient rate-distortion performance comparisons of image coding between the HEVC and previous image and intra-only video coding standards, including JPEG 2000, JPEG LS and H.264/AVC intra high profile. In addition, some recently reported performances of HEVC are also reviewed and compared. The coding simulations are conducted on a set of recommended video sequences during the development of the HEVC standard. Experimental results show that HEVC can offer consistent performance gains over a wide range of bitrates on natural video sequences as expected. Besides, we also present the comparison results of all these standards in the scenario of lossless image coding.
Date of Conference: 3-6 Dec. 2012